YouTube is one of the most popular video platforms. With over 1.3 billion people using YouTube, every minute, about 300 hours of content is being uploaded on to YouTube TV by the users and creators. With YouTube’s new Premium feature, there’s no doubt YouTube is tapping into the potential of potentially becoming the mainstream TV material.
Roku, being one of the most flexible streaming devices of all times, also has YouTube TV as a downloadable application on its Roku channel store. Just like in any other stores, YouTube TV is a free application in the Roku channel store as well. Of course, the new addition, Roku premium, is a priced option, but the users can always use the application for free, with ads.
Reason for YouTube TV not working on Roku
Well, here are a few common reasons why your YouTube app is not working.
- You are signed into the wrong account. The account settings in Roku conflict with the account you are using for your YouTube.
- There is an issue with the internet, and your internet is compatible, or strong enough.
- The resolution of the TV screen is less than the resolution of the video you are trying to play.
- The YouTube application in your Roku is not updated.
These are the possible reasons why your YouTube TV not working on Roku. But there are a few troubleshoots for all of the reasons.
Check the internet connection
The first reason your YouTube is not working might be the internet connection. We suggest you disconnect the device from the network it is connected to, and reconnect to the internet again. If this doesn’t help either, please consider reducing the distance between the internet router and the Roku. If there is too much distance, and if there are a few obstacles, this might be the reason why there is not enough signal strength and why YouTube TV not working on Roku.
There are chances that you didn’t sign in to the right account. If there are more than one Google accounts signed in from the same Roku device, then it is natural for one of the accounts to keep losing connection, and to keep login out from the account. If this is the case, then this can be the reason your YouTube TV not working on Roku.
The YouTube application is not updated to the latest version
The applications in the Roku channel store are updated very regularly to fix bugs and introduce new features. Usually, these updates and installed automatically. But if you have turned the auto-update option off in your Roku account, then you will have to download the updates manually. If you have missed a few updates in the row, there are chances that the version of the application you are using might as well be suspended and that is the reason why your YouTube TV not working on Roku. To troubleshoot this, you will have to update the application from the Roku channel store.
If this doesn’t work, please uninstall or remove the YouTube application from the channel list, restart the device and install the application again. This way, you get to use the latest version of the application.